Earlier today, we reported that Judas Priest’s Rob Halford believed K.K. Downing’s comment on producer Andy Sneap was an insinuation on covering Glenn Tipton’s parts on their new album Firepower. Despite leaving out an explanation on why they didn’t ask Downing to rejoin the group for their tour, Halford didn’t seem too thrilled with his former bandmate’s statement. In a brand new response by the former guitarist, he expressed how his original comments were misinterpreted.

Read his latest statement below:

-K.K. wants to refer to and clarify his original statement as he feels parts of it were regretfully misinterpreted-

Hi everyone,

just to clarify that my complimenting Andy Sneap as I did was no more than I would have said about any other guitar playing producers that have also contributed much more than expected to our past albums. Great talent such as Chris Tsangarides (R.I.P) and Roy Z both not only produced – but also contributed song ideas, riffs and licks, lyric ideas etc. Consequently, albums like Painkiller and Angel of Retribution would not have been the same without them. Even George Martin, I believe, provided much more for the Beatles than just the role of a normal producer. An extra musician in the studio, like the aforementioned talented producers, really does bring a great benefit.